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Root's Restaurant

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1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
+1 740-653-8944
06:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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Newark, Ohio
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outside looks like a home. Inside is clean and quaint. Very nice, friendly staff. Food is excellent. All homemade from scratch. Prices are great! Close to lots of shopping on a main road. We just loved it!

Thank Marsha D
evansport, ohio
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for breakfast on the way home from Hocking Hills. We knew we were in the right place right away. Breakfast was excellent, couldn't have been better.

Thank fred s
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This little restaurant has great homemade food. Family friendly and great service. From breakfast to homemade desserts, if you leave hungry it might be your own fault. An underestimated gem in Lancaster.

Thank Ruth M
Lancaster, Ohio
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Standard "Grandma is cooking" food. Old family place. They do a good job with the food. Really good breakfasts. Fairly reasonable prices.

Thank Phillip G
Bonifay, Florida
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

A family owned restaurant that's been in Lancaster for many years! Great food, service, cleanliness of restaurant! The prices are decent, staff helpful with dietary restrictions, cafe is local folks, visitors and has a unique country decor!

Thank Diana M
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137 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This interior of this inexpensive restaurant is straight out of the 1950s, but the memu and food were bland. The service was good. The pork special (lightly breaded and grilled) was dry, the sweet potatoes had too much sugar added, the broccolli & cauliflower salad was skimpy and drowned by a white sauce, the tea was good. The chicken special... More 

1 Thank Maineville
Lancaster, Ohio
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Good breakfast served quick and hot. Recommend the skillets. Wife had an Omelette and home fries which she also enjoyed.

Thank Martywhelan
Lakewood, Ohio
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My husband loved the atmosphere and the food. He said it was his favorite meal during our entire trip. We found it on google maps where it has very good reviews. We went for breakfast. I had the western omelet. My husband had eggs over easy (cooked perfectly) home fries, crispy bacon and sausage gravy and biscuits. Everything was delicious... More 

Thank LeahK123
Englewood, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

"Greasy Spoon" does not have a negative connotation even for a vegetarian who watches what he eats when the people running the place are pleasant and the prices are reasonable. Sure, most of the fried food, red meat and sodium-laden stuff is not what a Vegan wants but this is Ohio, what do you expect? Everyone has a least one... More 

2 Thank B SHAWN C
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This restaurant has been around for a long time, so I decided to try it. Very average food, and not worth the money. However I did see a lot of pie and it did look good. It is not on my list to return to.

Thank Phyllis H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 N Memorial Dr, Lancaster, OH 43130-1625
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: +1 740-653-8944

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?